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The Ghost Walks -- During a stormy night at an old dark mansion, people who claim to see ghosts roaming the halls are later found murdered.

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Writer:
Charles Belden (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 December 1934 (USA) See more »
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During a stormy night at an old dark mansion, people who claim to see ghosts roaming the halls are later found murdered. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
John Miljan ... Prescott Ames

June Collyer ... Gloria Shaw
Richard Carle ... Herman Wood
Henry Kolker ... Dr. Kent
Johnny Arthur ... Homer Erskine
Spencer Charters ... Guard
Donald Kirke ... Terry Shaw aka Terry Gray
Eve Southern ... Beatrice
Douglas Gerrard ... Carroway (as Douglas Gerard)
Wilson Benge ... Jarvis
Jack Shutta ... Head Guard
Harry Strang ... Guard

Directed by
Frank R. Strayer  (as Frank Strayer)
 
Writing credits
Charles Belden (original screenplay) (as Charles S. Belden)

Produced by
Maury M. Cohen .... producer
 
Cinematography by
M.A. Anderson  (as M.A. Andersen)
 
Film Editing by
Roland D. Reed 
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Jewell 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melville Shyer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
L.E. Clark .... sound recording engineer
 
Music Department
Abe Meyer .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lon Young .... supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
69 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity System)
Certification:
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Quotes:
Herman Wood:Was tha - was that the clock?
Homer Erskine:Ye - yes, I - I - I guess so. I - I - I think so. It must have been. But it's a union clock.
Herman Wood:What do you mean?
Homer Erskine:Well, it strikes any old time.
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Spoofed in The Ghost Talks (1949)See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
An Entertaining Comic Mystery, 4 June 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

This is a surprisingly entertaining comic mystery, given that it is mostly low-budget and has a low-profile cast. "The Ghost Walks" is an old-fashioned gloomy house mystery story. Although a lot of the plot elements are old standbys of the genre, there are some nice twists, and the low-key humor usually works fairly well, too.

The film begins with a playwright, a theatrical producer, and the producer's assistant getting stranded in the country and seeking refuge in a large, gloomy old house. The playwright happens to know the occupants, and it turns out that the house had been the scene of a still-unsolved murder some years previously. At dinner, the producer and his assistant listen uncomfortably as everyone else discusses the old murder. Suddenly the lights go out, and then - then comes a pretty nice twist, which most viewers should find surprising and satisfying. It sets the stage for the rest of the action, and is quickly followed by some other twists.

The story that follows is routine in parts, but it is entertaining and has just enough unpredictability to keep the viewer's attention until the end. There is a lot of light humor, most of which is handled pretty well by the cast.

If you like old-fashioned mystery stories that do not take themselves too seriously, you will probably find "The Ghost Walks" worth watching.

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